Life and Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Pitt’s Life & Physical Sciences Career Community! Through this community, you will find industry resources, career advice, resume samples, job/internship and networking opportunities, and events to help you navigate your post-graduation goals and plans. Please feel free to explore other related community pages for additional resources.

What Are the Benefits of Interns and Why Do Companies Hire Them?

What is an intern?

An intern is a developing professional who works at a company for a short time to gain entry-level experience and knowledge about a particular career field. Interns are most often college students, though other adults can …

By Indeed Editorial Team
Indeed Editorial Team
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Fall is Application Prep Season for Graduate Studies: How to write a PhD personal statement

Not sure where to start when it comes to writing a PhD personal statement? We have put together a helpful article packed full of advice for writing your PhD personal statement (or cover letter), so you can approach the task …

By Stephanie Butler
Stephanie Butler
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GoinGlobal – Job, Internship and Cultural Resources for International and Domestic Students

GoinGlobal is a fantastic resource for all students, including those looking for jobs and internships both within and outside of the United States. Whether you dream of working in your home country, exploring opportunities in other countries, or embarking on …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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10 Sustainability Careers That Make a Difference

As the public increasingly desires organizations to reduce their environmental impact, the sustainability field experiences a high demand for talented people. This industry involves the application of social science, environmental science and civil engineering to conserve the earth’s resources by …

By Lewis Kiptanui, SRHM - Indeed Team
Lewis Kiptanui, SRHM - Indeed Team
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How to Ask for an Informational Interview (and Get a “Yes”)

The informational interview is the secret tool everyone should have in their back pocket. A hybrid of an amazing networking opportunity, an info session, and a job interview, it can give anyone looking for a job or pondering a career …

By Elliott Bell
Elliott Bell
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Resume Samples

Connect with Alumni

Reach out to any of these alumni who have shared their profiles in Pitt Commons.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Professor and Vice Chair (Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology) University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Research Project Coordinator University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • New York, NY
  • Product Manager Cover Whale
  • Memphis, TN
  • Clinical Pharmacist Encompass Health
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh
  • Dallas, TX
  • Principal Engineer Big Data Codineering
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Advisory Associate KPMG
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Advisory Associate Grant Thornton LLP (US)
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Software Engineering Manager Google
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Employment Development Specialist University of Pittsburgh
  • Tysons, VA
  • Global Account Manager Cogent Communications
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Product Manager (Consultant) Smileworld Family Dental

Did you know?

Some of the top employers for Class of 2020 grads in the sciences included UPMC, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Quest Diagnostics. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

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